Cieszyn - view from Piastowska Tower on the Castle Hill

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Cieszyn is one of the oldest cities of Śląsk. According to a legend it was established by 3 suns of Polish ruler Leszko III in 810 year. But the first signs of colonization originate from VI – V century BC and the “Old Cieszyn” – the Slavic city existed until VIII century, when it was destroyed. The history of Cieszyn is connected with Castle Hill, around which the new city was located. In 1290 year Cieszyn became a capital city of the Cieszyńskie Principality and later region of Śląsk Cieszyński. Since the Reformation Cieszyn was the city diverse in religious respect. The largest evangelical church in Poland originate from the period when Counterreformation was ended. The city was inhabited by Poles, Germans, Czechs, Jews and Hungarians. In 1789 the city was totally destroyed due to fire. Majority of newly built houses survived up to date. The old Piast’s castle was destroyed by new authorities in XIX century and New Castle was built on the Castle Hill (only the Piastowska Tower from XIV century and Rotunda of St. Nicolas from XI century survived). The city was divided after The World War I, when the Poland regained the independence. The border was drawn along The Olza River. Nowadays on the right-bank side lays Cieszyn and on the left bank - Český Těšín.

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Comments (18)

Karel H. on August 20, 2012

Nice view of the city.



Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on August 22, 2012

Beautiful panoramic view. Well done.L 4. Have a nice day, Canpao

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on August 22, 2012

Nice view and likely shot.

Greetings and thanks for sharing.

Gabor Retei on August 22, 2012

Beautiful view Adrzym, a very nice shot! "Like"

Greetings from Vancouver, Gabe

Finn Lyngesen flfoto… on August 22, 2012

Great view and nice colors. LIKE :o)

Greetings. Finn.

senmax on August 24, 2012

Very beautiful panorama. LIKE.

Ivan Logvinov on August 25, 2012

Marvelous view!
Best wishes from Russia!

acusticalennon on August 26, 2012

Muy bonita, Like, saludos cordiales

Heinz Peierl on August 30, 2012

Schönes Panorama

Like 11

Danke für den Besuch in meiner Galerie und die netten Worte. Habe mich sehr darüber gefreut

Viele Grüße von der Mosel


malby on September 1, 2012

Śliczna panorama z czerwonymi dachami, podoba mi się :)

Kostia Semytskyi on September 1, 2012

Nice! Like 13.
Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Jörg R. on September 2, 2012

A fantastic point of view !


Best wishes , Willy

Oleg Timofeev on September 6, 2012

Very interesting view !!! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

& on September 10, 2012

very nice work!!! like

Bach Quatre on September 14, 2012

Very beautiful photo. Like.

Best wishes. Ernesto.

sonjamar on September 19, 2012

Nice view.



Excellent composition and scenery like.

Best wishes, Nikos1954 from Greece-Piraeus.

Leo W on September 30, 2012

wonderful view - like

best wishes and thank you to your visit and voting,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2012
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    by ~adrzym~
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A200
    • Taken on 2012/08/06 15:35:20
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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